December 11, 2011 Subject:
Improvisation as animation
A stream of consciousness sort of story, likely due to the circumstances surrounding the film's origin. Blue and black hues dominate most of the film, with minimalist animation. Academy Award winner for 1959.
During the mid 1970s, I was introduced to this film while attending an animation lecture by the Hubleys themselves. They had secretly recorded an apparently improvised play-time story by their two young sons, who sound less than 5 here. It's sometimes difficult to understand parts of the dialogue, but that may be due to me not being a parent, since I never had to learn to interpret childspeak.